Related Studies

The Related Studies section of the ESS website gives access to data relevant to the ESS user community but not part of the official ESS data and documentation. These studies have either fielded direct ESS questions, are developed in cooperation with the ESS, or have collected data with direct relevance to the ESS.

CESSI: ESS in the Russian Federation, Data and documentation

SASAS 2014: South African ESS replication, Data and documentation

GSS 2008-2012: General Social Survey


All data collections meet the following methodological requirements:

PIs wishing for their study to be considered as a related study should complete the summary information form and send it to

Subject to the study’s acceptance by ESS ERIC, the information provided in this document will be published on this page alongside a link to the study’s archived data and documentation.

Studies wishing to be considered as a related study would normally be expected to discuss their intention with ESS ERIC prior to commencing fieldwork. Countries within the European Research Area would normally be expected to field the ESS as an ESS ERIC Member, Observer or Guest rather than as a related study.